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Load Shed Service for Import Information Session. Market Services April 17, 2014. Agenda. LSSi Product Proposed Modifications to the Contract The RFP Process and Next Steps. Public. LSSi Product - Purpose. Load Shed Service for Imports (LSSi) is an ancillary service product

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Load shed service for import information session

Load Shed Service for Import Information Session

Market Services

April 17, 2014


Agenda
Agenda

  • LSSi Product

  • Proposed Modifications to the Contract

  • The RFP Process and Next Steps

Public


Lssi product purpose
LSSi Product - Purpose

  • Load Shed Service for Imports (LSSi) is an ancillary service product

  • Developed by the AESO as part of the efforts to enable intertie transactions to the levels indicated by the T-Reg

  • LSSi is provided by loads that agree to be tripped following the frequency drop caused by the sudden loss of imports coming across the AB-BC and MATL

  • LSSi allows for arrest and recovery from frequency decay, and preserves system stability

  • LSSi is used to allow additional scheduled imports to access the Alberta market without compromising system reliability

Public


Lssi product payment structure
LSSi Product - Payment Structure

  • Three-part payment structure:

    • The availability payment: paid to LSSi providers in the hours when they choose to offer LSSi, currently set at $5/MWh

    • The arming payment: paid to LSSi providers in the hours when their LSSi facilities are armed, a fixed price agreed to between the AESO and each individual LSSi provider

    • The tripping payment: paid to LSSi providers in the event that their armed load is tripped off when intertie trip causes the frequency to drop, currently set at $1000/MWh

Public


Lssi product usage statistics
LSSi Product – Usage Statistics

  • The first LSSi contract became effective operationally in November 2011

  • Currently a total of 479 MW from 7 providers

  • Summary Data of Intertie Restoration Facilitated by LSSi – April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013

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Proposed modification t 85 lock down
Proposed Modification: T-85 Lock-Down

  • Issue: possible invalidation of T-85 ATC allocation causes additional cost and uncertainty to importers and potentially reduces import activity

    • Allocation of ATC occurs at T-85 based on the available LSSi volume at the time

    • Arming of LSSi occurs at around T-20

    • Available LSSi volume may drop between T-85 and T-20

  • T-85 lock-down of LSSi availability reduces the uncertainty around the ATC allocation at T-85


Proposed modification manual trip
Proposed Modification: Manual Trip

  • Issue: the feature of LSSi design not explicit in the contract

  • Adding ‘manual trip’ allows the contract term to more accurately reflect the design of the product

Public


Proposed modification no availability payment when not able to increase import schedules
Proposed Modification: No Availability Payment When Not Able to Increase Import Schedules

  • Issue: LSSi was offered and the availability payment was made to the providers in situations where LSSi could not have been used increase import scheduling capability

  • Number of hours ATC limited to zero:

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Proposed modification clarity in compliance
Proposed Modification – to Increase Import Schedules Clarity in Compliance

  • Issue: unnecessary risks to LSSi Agreements

  • The LSSi Agreement could be enhanced by distinguishing non-compliance based on providers’ compliance efforts and the impact of the non-compliance on the system

  • Offer greater clarity regarding the relationship between non-compliance violations and LSSi Agreement terminations

    • help providers better understand the AESO’s expectations of compliance practices

    • reduce unnecessary risks to LSSi Agreements

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Next steps
Next Steps to Increase Import Schedules

  • Comments on report due April 25

  • AESO will post responses to stakeholder comments May 16th

  • RFP in Q3


The rfp process
The RFP Process to Increase Import Schedules

Public


Thank you

Thank You to Increase Import Schedules


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